Havas Worldwide Chicago has named Matt Faris, a veteran producer of national work for some of the world's biggest brands, as Director of Broadcast and Digital Production.
Faris will lead a team of broadcast and digital producers to orchestrate engaging content for interactive and broadcast formats. Havas Worldwide Chicago has always strived to produce the best ideas regardless of medium, the newly created role reflects ongoing agency changes that support Chief Creative Officer Jason Peterson's vision of putting ideas first.
"Jason shares my passion for storytelling," Faris said of his desire to join the agency. "I wanted to be a part of something new and special, and the talent in this building – along with the agency's passion for good work – were easy draws for me."
Faris joins Havas Worldwide Chicago from Atlanta- and Tampa-based agency 22squared, where he led integrated campaigns for clients such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Jackson Hewitt. As Senior Vice President, Director of Production, Faris restructured the Broadcast, Interactive and Print production departments to create that agency's first Integrated Production Department. Before that, he was a broadcast producer at Kansas City agency Bernstein-Rein, where he worked on brands that included Walmart and McDonalds. Faris earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Faris believes that every minute detail matters when leading a dynamic group to accomplish a complex task. This precision and focus had long captured his new colleagues' attention.
"Matt's title is Head of Production but he is really a Production Architect," said CCO Jason Peterson. "He is exactly what the agency needs given the state of our business. Architects use the resources available to create an experience greater than the sum of its parts."
About Havas Worldwide Chicago
Havas Worldwide Chicago (formerly Euro RSCG Chicago) is a leading integrated marketing communications agency serving clients including Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, PlayStation, Citigroup, EFFEN® Vodka, Sauza® Tequila, Reynolds and Hefty. Havas Worldwide Chicago is part of the Havas Worldwide network, which is made up of 316 offices located in 75 countries throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
Headquartered in New York, Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA), the fifth largest communications group in the world, behind Omnicom, WPP, Interpublic, and Publicis.